Several tourmaline cabochons in different colors.
cabochon definition by Webster's New World
Webster's New World College Dictionary Copyright © 2010 by Wiley Publishing, Inc., Cleveland, Ohio. Used by arrangement with John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
- any precious stone cut in convex shape, polished but not faceted
- the style of cutting such a stone
Origin: French ; from caboche, head
cabochon definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- A highly polished, convex-cut, unfaceted gem.
- A convex style of cutting gems.
In a highly polished, convex-cut, unfaceted style: a sapphire that was cut cabochon.
Origin: French, from Old North French, augmentative of caboche, head; see cabbage.
cabochon emerald pendant